Faux Peach Pies

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When I’m craving peach pie but don’t feel like indulging in a buttery pie crust, I make this.  It has all the same flavors of a peach pie, but in a meringue cup that doesn’t make you feel guilty.  I make these with white peaches because they are my favorite, but yellow peaches are also delicious. 5.0 [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pound Cake with Stewed Plums

Pound cake, laden with butter and sugar, is a true Southern delight.  The moist, dense crumb of this cake can’t be beat.  It’s great on its own, but the stewed plums really take it over the top.  I find one plum to be enough for two servings, but if you like lots of sauce, go ahead [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

This recipe does not just make two scoops of ice cream.  How sad would that be?  But it is a recipe for a smaller batch of ice cream that two people can share over a few days.  My honey loves strawberry banana yogurt, so I decided to turn it into an ice cream flavor.  This [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Boysenberry Hand Pies

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  I use store-bought refrigerated pie crust for this recipe.  Why?  Well, normally I’m a big advocate of making everything from scratch.  I don’t even buy tortillas or bread anymore.  But when I was creating this recipe I remembered my favorite pie that my grandmother used to make.  Around the holidays, all the adults ate pecan [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Zucchini Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Is your garden overflowing with zucchini?  I have no sympathy–we picked almost 9 pounds of zucchini in one day.  I planted 6 zucchini for just the two of us.  Crazy, I know.  But I figured I would eat one every day with an orzo salad dressed with a lemon-mint vinaigrette.  This is one of my favorite lunches.  [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Blueberry Cobbler

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This isn’t just blueberry cobbler.  It’s blueberry cobbler with cornmeal biscuit topping.  The addition of fine cornmeal in a biscuit makes for a sweet, tender topping for the juicy berries.  The blueberries are dressed simply in lemon juice and a pinch of cinnamon.  This dessert begs for a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and two [ Click to continue Reading! ]

1 Dozen Cowboy Cookies

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I hope there’s only one cowboy in your life because this recipe only makes 1 dozen.  I did not create this recipe from scratch.  I simply took former first lady Laura Bush’s recipe and halved it.  If these cookies are good enough for the President, they’re good enough for me.  I had the privilege of visiting [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

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Aren’t y’all glad it’s blackberry season?  These chocolate cupcakes are made with oil instead of butter, and they use low fat buttermilk to keep them extra moist.  But this isn’t a health advertisement–the buttercream frosting more than makes up for the lack of butter in the cupcakes.  I only point it out because some of you have asked [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Peanut Butter Pie

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I’m very particular about my peanut butter pie.  True peanut butter pie does not have cream cheese in it—that would make it a cheesecake.  Peanut butter cheesecake is delicious, but that’s a whole other recipe we’ll get to on another day.  You may be tempted to drizzle this pie with chocolate or make it with [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Panna Cotta with Whiskeyed Cherries

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This cherries and cream dish is one of my favorite summer desserts.  The vanilla flavors in a good quality whiskey will be accented by the vanilla in the cream. Panna Cotta with Whiskeyed Cherries   Save Print Makes 2 small cups of panna cotta. Ingredients For the panna cotta: ½ cup milk (I use 1%) ¾ cup [ Click to continue Reading! ]